[JURIST] A court in Bangladesh on Friday sentenced nine politicians from the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) [party website] to life imprisonment for the murder of journalist Gautam Das [CPJ backgrounder] in 2005. Shortly before his murder, Das published a series of reports [AFP report] detailing corruption by BNP officials. The International Press Institute (IPI) [advocacy website], a press freedom advocacy group, applauded the court's ruling [BBC report]. Das's widow, however, expressed disappointment with the sentencing, saying that the nine...

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